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Will Trump’s Asia tour fix America’s Southeast Asia problem?

Trump’s Asia tour is a chance to present a more concrete US strategy, to reassure allies, and to shape the region’s geopolitics in America’s favor.

International Natural resources and energy

How the drive for North American energy independence could save NAFTA

The energy sector has frequently been cited as a potential area of agreement and cooperation that would bolster NAFTA in the long-term.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Trump’s short-sighted stance on Iran leaves door open for China

Trump’s refusal to re-certify the JCPOA nuclear deal is likely to push Iran closer to China, which has become a major Iranian trading partner.

Asia Pacific Politics

Can Trump reverse Thailand’s drift towards China?

By emphasizing “America First,” Trump has been able to reengage Thai military leaders. But will this be enough to turn back Thailand’s closeness to China?

Economics North America

Trump isn’t the only factor that could derail NAFTA

Late-2018 presidential elections in Mexico and congressional elections in the United States could jeopardize the future of NAFTA.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Russia’s growing influence in Venezuela is part of a wider strategy

Russia’s investments in Venezuela show that the Kremlin stands ready to make strategic gains from America’s growing insularity.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Trump’s attack on nuclear deal is bad news for Iran – and for America

Trump’s comments about the Iran nuclear deal will have implications for the agreement, for US diplomacy and for the business climate.

North America Politics

Trump’s “America First” policy: provoking adversaries and alarming allies

When U.S. president Donald Trump addressed the General Assembly in late September, he promised “to defend America’s interests above all else.”

Asia Pacific Security

Australia’s ballistic missile defence options

Australia increasingly faces the need to address the North Korean missile threat by developing a domestic ballistic missile defence system.

Economics North America

A big financial mistake: The economic implications of repealing DACA

President Donald Trump has moved toward repealing the DACA law in order to fulfill a promise to the base that elected him in 2016.